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The History of Middle-earth (chibi version) - Part 146 - Catching the light

31st July 2014 (11:14)

This quote from the 'Annals of Aman' might be worth bearing in mind at this point:

"Then the bliss of the Valar was increased, for the light of the Trees was holy and of great power, so that if aught was good or lovely or of worth, in that light its loveliness and worth were fully revealed, and all that walked in that light were glad at heart."

Telperion and Laurelin are more than just shiny plants! I couldn't find the quote but I even remember it being said somewhere that their light draws its source directly from the Secret Fire - the sacred source of Creation itself.

Part 146: Catching the light

Next time: Part 147: Super-secret project

Chibis by tektek.org
Original story by and copyright to J R R Tolkien, ed. C Tolkien: Primarily based on the Silmarillion, but incorporating ideas from the 12-volume History of Middle Earth series.
Questions and comments welcome!


Posted by: erimthar (erimthar)
Posted at: 1st August 2014 17:21 (UTC)

I'm sure Tolkien would have written something into the Laws of the Eldar that their minds can't even conceive of pedophilia... but to do so he would have had to mention the existence of pedophilia.

(Like the old laws against sodomy where nobody really knew what "sodomy" was exactly, because the lawmakers found it too distasteful to define clearly.)

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 1st August 2014 18:14 (UTC)

Tolkien pretty much said that Elves are asexual apart from a brief period in their lives during young adulthood, after they've met their One True Soulmate.

Oddly, it seems most fanfic writers ignore the 'asexual' part...

Posted by: erimthar (erimthar)
Posted at: 1st August 2014 18:49 (UTC)

Elves have sex, but they feel very badly about it afterwards.

Posted by: Garth St.Claire (Garth St.Claire)
Posted at: 1st August 2014 20:46 (UTC)

Because of this comic I will now always imagine Feanor's dialogue as spoken by Sheldon from Big Bang Theory XD
It's MY silmaril!

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